The forceful and involuntary expulsion of contents of the stomach out through the mouth.
Symptoms of vomiting include upset stomach, nausea, sweating, turning white, general ill feelings. Dry heaves can also occur even after there is no more food to expel, so that what is brought up is liquid, whitish and sour, and nausea continues.
The most common causes of vomiting are early-stage pregnancy, chemical poisoning, food allergies, food poisoning, parasites, emotional upset, alcoholic binging, anesthesia, and exercising excessively after eating too much food.
Note: Vomiting may also be due to gastric disease (ulcers or inflammation), appendicitis, reaction to microbial toxins, pharmaceutical drug use, excess mineral consumption (most commonly zinc and iron), radiation, motion sickness, obstruction somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract, or a metabolic disorder such as diabetes or liver disease. It may also be symptomatic of psychological disorders such as eating disorders and bulimia (self-induced vomiting).
All of the above factors must be screened for and addressed if bouts of vomiting persist.
Caution: When vomit contains blood contact a physician at once.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
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- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
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- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
There are several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. For treating rheumatoid arthritis, we recommended constitutional hydrotherapy (apply two to five times weekly) or a heating compress (apply once daily to affected areas). Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water.
Force fluids (pure, filtered water, fresh-squeezed organic vegetable juices, and/or broths), but avoid solid food and especially dairy. After vomiting subsides, start with a light vegetable broth and toasted whole-grain bread, and then slowly reintroduce more solid foods, such as plain organic yogurt, potatoes, soups, brown rice, and steamed vegetables. After two to three days, resume a normal organic, whole foods diet.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Wait one day after the vomiting has stopped before taking supplements and then take very light doses for the first few days. Useful nutrients include acidophilus, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin B1, vitamin C, folic acid, and deglycerrhized licorice.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
- A mixture of cardamom and honey
- Nutmeg and cardamom in warm milk
- Cumin seeds and ground nutmeg in boiling water
- Other preparations are Rasa, Lehya, Choorma , Bhasma and Kashya
All of the above can help to combat nausea
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Acupuncture – this has proven especially beneficial in alleviating the symptoms of nausea and vomiting
Several Chinese herbs are available for treating nausea and vomiting and two of the best are:
- Ginger – Sheng Jiang – Fresh ginger is a common herb used in Chinese medicine to help digestion. It can warm the stomach and is particularly good for reducing symptoms of morning sickness. Ginger can be drunk as a tea or taken in concentrated capsule form.
- Cardamon Seed – Sha Ren – Cardamon also calms the stomach. It is also excellent for treating morning sickness due to its additional function of “calming the fetus”, which means it is used for the prevention of miscarriage. Cardamon can also be ground and made into a tea, along with ginger, to alleviate nausea.
Massage or place a compress of black pepper, chamomile, fennel, camphor, lavender, peppermint, or rose essential oils over your stomach.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Ipecac., Phosphorus, Arsen alb., and Nux vom.
Ginger, peppermint, and spearmint are all useful for soothing the urge to vomit. They can be taken as teas or as tinctures.
Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy® for accompanying stress. Crab Apple and Olive can also be helpful.
Cranberry juice – Avoiding solid food for a day is sometimes recommended when you’re nauseated and vomiting, but don’t give up the fluids. Drink cranberry juice during your fast. It’s generally easy on your digestive tract.
Lemon juice – Mix together 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. The secret then is how you take it – dip your finger into the mix and lick it off so that you take it in slowly. An old folk remedy that works!
Lime juice – For an immediate nausea/vomiting stopper, mix 1 cup water, 10 drops lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Then add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and drink.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Sometimes the smell of vomit can cause additional vomiting, or continued nausea. After you vomit, rinse the remaining particles out of your mouth with 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar in a 4-ounce glass. The stomach acids in vomit can be harsh on tooth enamel. Just rinse, don’t gargle. This freshens your breath, too. Make sure the vinegar is organic.
Juice Therapy: Any organic, fresh vegetable juice with ginger can be helpful.
Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Qigong –Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating vomiting: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Home Ayurveda remedies: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5ZD3SvUP-w
Natural Ayurvedic home cures for morning sickness: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYbORHTvApY
Natural Ayurvedic home cures for nausea: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-yNoBsfkN0
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Ginger root eases nausea: www.naturalnews.com/034934_ginger_root_nausea_vomiting.html
Homeopathic remedies ease morning sickness: www.naturalnews.com/030917_morning_sickness_homeopathy.html
Using hypnosis to cure nausea in cancer patients: www.naturalnews.com/024817_patients_cancer_chemotherapy.html
Acupuncture proven to reduce nausea in post-operative patients: www.naturalnews.com/026222_results_NIH_patients.html
Further Information (links and books)
Sickless: 51 Treatments for Morning Sickness by Abid Rahman RPh; The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide To The Curative Power Of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman ; 1,000 Indian Recipes (1,000 Recipes) by Neelam Batra;
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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